All harassment and discrimination based on protected identity is against University policy.
St. Lawrence Universty has combined its policies to show our expectations of respect for all people. However, gender-based discriination has specific state and federal laws with which the University complies.
Section 1: Gender
If you believe you have experienced harassment or discrimination based on gender (including sexual assault, stalking, dating violence or domestic violence), please see Section 1 of the Combined Discrimination and Harassment Policies.
Optional: Sexual Misconduct Reporting Form
Section 2: All other protected identities
If you believe you have experienced harssment or discrimination based on any other protected identity, please see Section 2 of the Combined Discrimination and Harassment Policies.
Optional: Bias Incident Reporting
If you or someone you know may have experienced discrimination, help and support are available.
Option A: Get confidential help
Option B: Report to a campus official for a formal investigation or informal resolution.
Option C: Report to local police: Canton Police (911) or New York State Police Sexual Assault Hotline: 844-845-7269
If the University receives a complaint of discriminatory harassment (Option B), we:
- Assist with safety and medical needs first
- Understand the requests of the person making the complaint
- Provide support services (academic and student life) as possible
- Consider interim measures such as change of residence, “no contact” orders as appropriate
- Maintain neutrality and offer equitable due process to both people
- Investigate, if requested and/or University determines need, to the extent possible, always in a private, compassionate setting. Those involved do not confront one another.
- Provide investigation report to the Review Board comprised of trained faculty and staff.
- Notify both people of outcomes
- Provide for appeal
Discipline for discriminatory harassment can include community service, counseling, probation, suspension, or expulsion. If a student is found responsible of violence and is suspended, expelled, or withdraws with charges pending, New York State law requires colleges to post a notation on student's transcript "violation of student code of conduct."